Thursday, September 4, 2014

Jasmine Now Supports Pending Status


Jasmine is a BDD-style testing framework for automated testing of your web UI using headless browsers.

By default, it is configured to test Chrome and Firefox browsers.


Until recently, Jasmine did not allow you to indicate that any of your tests are in a pending state.

As of version 2.0, that is now possible.

Install Jasmine 2.0

You may run into issues updating your Jasmine installation.

Below, are the commands that worked for me:

$ rm -rf node_modules/karma
~/dev/angularjs/test $ npm cache clean
~/dev/angularjs/test $ npm install karma-jasmine@2_0 --save-dev
npm WARN package.json todomvc-angular-tests@1.0.0 No repository field.
npm WARN package.json karma-chrome-launcher@0.1.4 No README data
npm WARN package.json karma-phantomjs-launcher@0.1.4 No README data

> fsevents@0.2.1 install ~/dev/angularjs/test/node_modules/karma/node_modules/chokidar/node_modules/fsevents
> node-gyp rebuild

  CXX(target) Release/
  SOLINK_MODULE(target) Release/fse.node
  SOLINK_MODULE(target) Release/fse.node: Finished

> ws@0.4.32 install ~/dev/angularjs/test/node_modules/karma/node_modules/
> (node-gyp rebuild 2> builderror.log) || (exit 0)

  CXX(target) Release/
  SOLINK_MODULE(target) Release/bufferutil.node
  SOLINK_MODULE(target) Release/bufferutil.node: Finished
  CXX(target) Release/
  SOLINK_MODULE(target) Release/validation.node
  SOLINK_MODULE(target) Release/validation.node: Finished
karma@0.12.23 node_modules/karma
├── di@0.0.1
├── graceful-fs@2.0.3
├── rimraf@2.2.8
├── colors@0.6.2
├── mime@1.2.11
├── q@0.9.7
├── minimatch@0.2.14 (sigmund@1.0.0, lru-cache@2.5.0)
├── optimist@0.6.1 (wordwrap@0.0.2, minimist@0.0.10)
├── glob@3.2.11 (inherits@2.0.1, minimatch@0.3.0)
├── source-map@0.1.38 (amdefine@0.1.0)
├── lodash@2.4.1
├── useragent@2.0.9 (lru-cache@2.2.4)
├── log4js@0.6.20 (semver@1.1.4, async@0.1.15, readable-stream@1.0.31)
├── http-proxy@0.10.4 (pkginfo@0.3.0, utile@0.2.1)
├── chokidar@0.8.4 (recursive-readdir@0.0.2, fsevents@0.2.1)
├── connect@2.12.0 (uid2@0.0.3, methods@0.1.0, cookie-signature@1.0.1, debug@0.8.1, pause@0.0.1, fresh@0.2.0, qs@0.6.6, bytes@0.2.1, buffer-crc32@0.2.1, raw-body@1.1.2, batch@0.5.0, cookie@0.1.0, negotiator@0.3.0, send@0.1.4, multiparty@2.2.0)
└── (base64id@0.1.0, policyfile@0.0.4, redis@0.7.3,

karma-jasmine@0.2.2 node_modules/karma-jasmine

Test Code

Here's how to indicate that you have a Pending test:

Continuous TDD - Console Output


Instead of saying PENDING: 1 in an intuitive yellow color the console output says, "Skipped 1".

Mocha/Chai is another alternative that also works well and has a more flexible plugin architecture.


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